Eakachai Houseboat

Attraction Mae Ngad Dam, Tumbon Ban Pao, Amphoe Mae Taeng,, Chiang Mai, 50150, Thailand Published on: 08-06-2016

4 hours
09:00 AM - 06:00 PM
09:00 AM
01:00 PM
First-time visit
11.00 USD

Eakachai Houseboat is good for

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  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Eakachai Houseboat is one of the most fun and off-the-beaten-path places in Northern Thailand. There is nothing like taking a trip out on a freshwater lake in Thai-style floating bungalows!

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Why Eakachai Houseboat is special ?

Eakachai House Boats are located on the Mae Ngat Reservoir in the Sri Lanna National Park - a place where you can relax, swim, canoe, fish and enjoy the impressive scenery and local flora and fauna. The lodgings are on moored houseboats and are pretty basic but have electricity and there is a restaurant boat with Thai and western food and a fully stocked bar. For budding fisherman, the man-made lake has Giant Catfish, Jungle Fish and Indian Carp. Canoes are also available for hire. When you arrive you will have to hire a boat to take you 15 minutes to the houseboats. One houseboat has a high diving platform. Reserve a place on the website.

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What to explore at Eakachai Houseboat?

About an hour out of Chiang Mai, you can find yourself wobbling on a houseboat in the middle of a picturesque dam, surrounded by calm waters and softly swaying forests. You and your friends could be cradling a beer on the tan-friendly deck, or jumping off a platform into the cold dam. A perfect way to spend a long weekend, or even just a day.

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How to get to Eakachai Houseboat?

The Mae Ngat Dam floating houses are about 60 km north of Chiang Mai City, at the Sri Lanna National Park. The roads are in good condition, so it’s possible to take a motorbike there. The preferred method to get to the Mae Ngat Dam floating houses is by songthaew so you can relax on the ride up.

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Selling points

  • Wonderful Houseboat visit
  • Fun and relaxing site on the lake
  • Nice place to get away from it all
  • Very Peaceful and relaxing
  • Great Gateway and Marvelous Food
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Mae Ngad Dam, Tumbon Ban Pao, Amphoe Mae Taeng,, Chiang Mai, 50150, Thailand

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Tips for you

  • The floating bungalows have Thai restaurants or kitchens to prepare food.
  • You have to book your rooms with Eakachai Houseboats beforehand, so when arrive, their staff will greet and accommodate you in the usual Thai fashion.
  • The power goes off in the evening as the houseboats are powered by generators, so bringing candles or torches is useful.
    What to bring
  • You will have to pay to enter the Sri Lanna National Park, where the Mae Ngat Dam is located. The current rates should be 100 Baht per adult, and 30 Baht per child.
    Ticket and Pricing
  • When you arrive you will have to hire a boat to take you 15 minutes to the houseboats.
    Things to do
  • Ask if there is a karaoke machine nearby. You should get the rooms farthest from the singing since chances are the songs will last into the wee hours of the morning.
    Things to do
  • The deck is where the fun happens! There is plenty of space for tanning and relaxing, and it’s the perfect setup to go swimming and tubing.
    Things to do


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Eakachai Houseboat is a fun and relaxing site on the lake. It is clean and has great food at reasonable prices. Many areas on the houseboat to just sit and relax and get some sun. Swim and sightsee with rental boats if you like. The staff are all helpful and friendly. Rooms are clean and very comfortable. I highly recommend visiting Eakachai Dam Houseboat .

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